Leaf Type: Black
Where to Buy: Townshend’s Tea Co.
A strong China black tea with natural fruit flavors and scents. The pomegranate delivers a tart but fresh taste while the pear contributes a sweet, light flavor. One of our most popular teas, hot and iced.
I am very surprised by the flavor of this tea! Yes, I am pleasantly surprised, indeed.
First of all, I didn’t expect to taste the pear in this blend. Pear being such a subtle fruit, I figured surely the flavor would get lost in the flavor of black tea. And if, by some chance, the flavor survived the black tea, I was certain that the pomegranate would dominate the pear. But it doesn’t.
There is such a lovely balance of flavors in this cup!
The pear is succulent and sweet – and it tastes like I’ve just bitten into a fresh, ripe pear: smooth and delicious. And the pomegranate is tangy, but that tartness does not overwhelm the sweet flavor of the pear – instead it cuts through some of the sweetness just enough to make its presence known, and then there is a little tart-y “twinge” that lingers on the palate in the finish, almost as if I had just popped a plump pomegranate aril with my tongue and let the juice wash over my palate.
The black tea is brisk yet not overly aggressive in this blend. It has a place and a presence in this tea, but, it doesn’t overwhelm the flavor of the delicate pear or the tart pomegranate. Each flavor is in perfect harmony in this delightful, delicious blend.
Anne started her journey with tea as a casual drinker and became more serious about her tea drinking when she realized that she couldn't drink coffee. Shortly thereafter, she started becoming obsessed with the beverage and she started creating small-batch, artisan blends of tea that she sold online as LiberTEAS. After a few years, she realized she wasn't cut out to be the sole proprietor of a business so she closed LiberTEAS and started reviewing teas online. She met Jennifer through another blog that they both reviewed for and they decided to start their own review blog. This review blog!
Throughout her journey as a tea reviewer, she discovered 52Teas and became enamored with the idea of creating a new tea every week. When the founder of 52Teas decided he wanted to move on, he offered the business to Anne but knowing that she wasn't cut out to be a sole proprietor, she instead offered the company to her oldest daughter who employs her as the Mad Tea Artist for 52Teas!